Sep 12, 2014

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent. Antarctica is a key to sea level rise, which threatens coastal areas around ...

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

Sep 11, 2014

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

Raging monsoon floods across India and Pakistan that have killed more than 450 people poured into the plains of eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, sending a major river over its banks and threatening to force hundreds of thousands from their homes. The Chenab River ...

U.S. bird species dying out amid development: report

Sep 10, 2014

U.S. bird species dying out amid development: report

Bird populations across the United States are shrinking largely due to development, with the steepest declines in Western states, according to a scientific report released on Tuesday. Described as the most comprehensive review ever of long-term trend data, “The State of the Birds 2014″ ...

Sep 5, 2014

Lava flow threatens homes on Hawaii's Big Island

Residents in a rural, isolated region of Hawaii’s Big Island still reeling from a recent tropical storm turned their attention to a potential new disaster Thursday as scientists warned that a lava flow from a nearby volcano had moved closer to homes. The Hawaiian ...

BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill, U.S. federal judge rules

Sep 5, 2014

BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill, U.S. federal judge rules

BP acted “recklessly” and bears most of the responsibility for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge concluded Thursday, exposing the energy giant to roughly $18 billion in additional penalties. BP’s market value plummeted by $7 billion after the ruling as its ...